The robes Ezio wore under the armor appeared similar to those of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, though they possessed a leather texture, rather than cloth. On the waist, the Assassin insignia was flanked by rows of throwing knife sheathes.
Across the torso, the armor was made up of stylized metal plates. The upper right arm guard extended higher than the shoulder, though that of the left was set lower to make room for a cape. The matching bracers of the armor were worn in conjunction with leather gloves on each hand.
Codes unlocking the Helmschmied Armor were available through any of the following:
- Purchase of the Codex or Auditore Edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
- Pre-order of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood from Amazon.com, Ubisoft.com, Steam (for PC), or Play.com.
- Purchase of The Da Vinci Disappearance DLC for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
- Pre-order of the Italian edition of Assassin's Creed: The Fall, Issue #2.
- Purchase of the Platinum Edition of Assassins's Creed: Brotherhood for PlayStation 3, or of the Classics Edition for Xbox 360.
- "Helmschmied Drachen" is German for "Helmet Smith Dragon."
- Concept art showed that the robes with the Helmschmied Armor were intended to be white; however, in-game, the robes were primarily black.
- The Helmschmied armor also appeared as a purchasable item in Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy, where its description stated that it was "the finest in foreign engineering" and had a price of 200,000 florins.
- As with other cosmetic outfits in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the Helmschmied Armor overrode Ezio's outfit and appearance at certain moments; such as when Ezio was supposed to be disguised as a guard, when he was at the Caserma di Alviano fight club, or during the Cristina Memories, but did not affect gameplay itself.